DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Degree Programs

Chemistry offers both a major and minor in chemistry and a major in chemistry and physical science education for secondary certification.

 

Major in Chemistry – The major requires 40 hours, of which a minimum of 32 are upper division. A grade of C or better is required in the 28 hour Chemistry major core courses. *MATH 2406 is required as a prerequisite for CHEM 4405 and CHEM 4406. **MATH 1306 Elementary Statistics, MSCI 2311 Scientific Computing, and MSCI 3101 Faith in Science are required courses for all math and science majors. ***Only 4 hours from MSCI 4X03 and MSCI 4360 may be counted towards the 12 hours of chemistry electives. MATH 1306 and MSCI 2311 can each be used to fulfill three hours of general education requirements in math and computer literacy, respectively.

              CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I

              CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II

              CHEM 3402 – Analytical Chemistry

              CHEM 3403 – Organic Chemistry I

              CHEM 3404 – Organic Chemistry II

              CHEM 4402 – Biochemistry I

              CHEM 4405 – Physical Chemistry I

12 hours of chemistry electives from the following:

              CHEM 3407 – Instrumental Analysis

              CHEM 4403 – Biochemistry II

              CHEM 4404 – Geochemistry

              CHEM 4406 – Physical Chemistry II

              MSCI 4X03 – Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (variable hours)***

              MSCI 4360 – Thesis and Presentation***

Additional requirements include:

              MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics**

              MATH 2406 – Calculus I*

              MSCI 2311 – Scientific Computing**

              MSCI 3101 – Faith in Science**

              BIOL 1401 – General Biology I

              BIOL 1402 – General Biology II

Eight hours from:

              PHYS 1401 – General Physics I and PHYS 1402 – General Physics II

              or

              PHYS 2401 – University Physics I and PHYS 2402 – University Physics II

 

Minor in Chemistry -The minor requires 24 hours, of which 16 hours must be upper-level. *Math 1306 Elementary Statistics is a requirement for all math and science majors. It may be used to fulfill the additional three hours math  requirements in the general education core for the B.S. degree.

              CHEM 1401 -- General Chemistry I

              CHEM 1402 -- General Chemistry II

              CHEM 3402 -- Analytical Chemistry

              CHEM 3403 -- Organic Chemistry I

              CHEM 3404 -- Organic Chemistry II

Four hours from:

CHEM 3407- Instrumental Analysis

CHEM 4402- Biochemistry I

CHEM 4403- Biochemistry II

CHEM 4404- Geochemistry

CHEM 4405- Physical Chemistry I

CHEM 4406- Physical Chemistry II

MSCI 4X03- Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (variable hrs)

MSCI 4360- Thesis and Presentation

Additional Requirements:

MATH 1306- Elementary Statistics*

MSCI 3101- Faith and Science Seminar

         

            

Major in Chemistry and Physical Science Education (grades 7-12) – The B.S. degree
in chemistry and physical science education is intended for students who plan to teach
chemistry, physics or physical science at the high school level. Students must pass the state
content test in physical science prior to student teaching.

Students may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.

              CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I*

              CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II*

              CHEM 3402 – Analytical Chemistry

              CHEM 3403 – Organic Chemistry I

              CHEM 3404 – Organic Chemistry II

              MSCI 3201 – Laboratory Instruction Practicum

              MSCI 4201– Laboratory Safety

Six hours of chemistry electives from the following:

              CHEM 3407 – Instrumental Analysis

              CHEM 4402 – Biochemistry I

              CHEM 4403 – Biochemistry II

              CHEM 4404 – Geochemistry

              CHEM 4405 – Physical Chemistry I

              CHEM 4406 – Physical Chemistry II

              MSCI 4X03 – Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (variable hours)***

              MSCI 4360 – Thesis and Presentation***

Additional requirements include:

              MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics**

              MSCI 2311 – Scientific Computing**

              MSCI 3101 – Faith in Science**

              BIOL 1401 – General Biology I OR BIOL 1400 – Life Science

Eight hours from:

              PHYS 1401 – General Physics I AND PHYS 1402 – General Physics II

              OR

              PHYS 2401 – University Physics I AND PHYS 2402 – University Physics II

 

Professional Education -Secondary/ High School Certification - In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all secondary/high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the leaner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDCU 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses. The following courses constitute the professional education sequence. Students must pass the respective state content test prior to student teaching:

EDLI 4325 - Developing Reading, Study, and Thinking Skills at the

Secondary Level 3 hrs

EDSP 2304- Introduction to Special Education

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Teaching

EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education

EDUC 3302 - Instructional Strategies and Practices

EDUC 3313 - Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds

Three hours from:

EDCU 4313 - Classroom Management

EDCU 4318 - Becoming a Teacher

EDCU 4328 - Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School

Six hours from:

EDUC 4663 - High School Student Teaching

# EDUC 4664 - All Level Student Teaching (Art, Theatre, and EXSS Majors

must take this option)

Notations:

*Students seeking the dual major in chemistry and physical science education are not required to take EDUC 4328 to meet graduation or certification requirements.

# During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR).

 

Last updated 7/10/2015

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